Fact Friday

Goatfish get their name because of the two barbels that hang from their chin that kind of look like a goat’s whiskers. The barbels are used to sift through the sand in search of tasty invertebrates to eat.  Check out our video of these busy hunters.

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Atlantic Squid

January 6, 2023

Caribbean Reef Squid

Caribbean reef squid communicate with each other by changing colors. They do this by controlling their color-changing cells called chromatophores. Each chromatophore contains a sac filled with pigment. When they expand their chromatophores, the color becomes brighter and when they contract these sacs, the color is dulled. These creatures have complex nervous systems that enable them to expand and contract these unique cells.

Photo Credit: Amanda Williams